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Chief Dream Chaser Aimee J. brings you the people you never knew you needed to meet. Aimee talks to fellow dream chasers who share the story of their chase, the lessons they've learned, and have a good time doing it. Life is too short to live with regrets. You need to make moves, take a chance, and chase your dreams.

Chief Dream Chaser Aimee J. brings you the people you never knew you needed to meet. Aimee talks to fellow dream chasers who share the story of their chase, the lessons they've learned, and have a good time doing it. Life is too short to live with regrets. You need to make moves, take a chance, and chase your dreams.
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Chief Dream Chaser Aimee J. brings you the people you never knew you needed to meet. Aimee talks to fellow dream chasers who share the story of their chase, the lessons they've learned, and have a good time doing it. Life is too short to live with regrets. You need to make moves, take a chance, and chase your dreams.






Ep. 137: Phillip Lanos ­ Realizing When You’re Talking Yourself Into a Dream

Phillip Lanos is a Los Angeles native. Hyperactive and often pensive, this actor, singer, songwriter, and podcast producer is best experienced in person. Due to his half-Mexican, half-French descent, he’s had opportunities to appear on international Latino TV channels like Telemundo for an American Idol spin-off show named “Yo Soy El Artista.” Phillip has also appeared on MTV’s “Copycat,” which was MTV’s attempt at singing competitions. In the podcasting world, Phillip has worked on over...


Ep. 136: Ant McGinley ­ Even When Things Are At Their Worst Keep Chasing

Ant McGinley is a psychology graduate, former morning radio show host, former cruise ship social host, wannabe multi-linguist, networking ninja, wannabe wrestler, and creative director. He is the co-founder of Abrupt Audio, and last year, in the first year of his company trading, he oversaw the production of 312 podcast episodes. He grew an online community of over 2000 podcasters in the group, PodTips. He’s the producer and co-writer of the award-nominated comedy soccer podcast “On the...


Ep. 135: Sara J. - A Convo with Aimee J.’s Mom

You think YOU have dreams and the courage to pursue them? Hold on to your hat, because you’ll be blown away by the dreams of my guest today! Growing up in another country with a much different standard of living that most Americans are used to has given this amazing lady a unique perspective on chasing dreams. She’s tough and gritty with a side of soft and sweet. I’m thrilled to introduce you to my mom, Sara J.! Growing up in a different world Have you ever thought how difficult it would...


Ep. 134: How Can I Help You?

Hey Dream Chasers! This is not your typical episode. In fact this will be the shortest episode I have aired to date. I am in the midst of settling back into my home in Maryland. Yes, that’s right, I’ve come back to my original Birdland home. I loved and enjoyed my time in Philadelphia, but there is something exciting about new beginnings. So as a result, I do not have a new epsiode for you today as I am still getting things set up. In fact this episode is being recorded through my iPhone 7...


Ep. 133: Deesha Dyer ­ From College Dropout to White House Social Secretary, Dreams Can Come True

Deesha Dyer is a speaker, writer, Creative Event and Strategy consultant, and is most notably known as the former Obama Administration Social Secretary. The Philadelphia native became a White House intern at the age of 30 and completed a seven-year tenure there that honed her expertise in event coordination, logistics, protocol, and statecraft. Her storied career is unconventional at best, with themes of reinvention, drive, and a commitment to community service integrated throughout. An...


Ep. 132: Ladies of EOTW Events ­ Coming Together to Celebrate Fandom and Give Back

I’m honored to have four of the six women of End of the World Events with me today for an unusual show. I’ve never had this many guests before! Let’s learn more about these women and what they do. Michaela Martin grew up in Papua New Guinea, and now lives in rural southeastern Arizona. She, Rachel, and Rory were roommates at a convention for The 100 earlier this year, and started discussing the possibility of creating a US-based event for the show. When she’s not nerding out over TV...


Ep. 131: Aundrea Cline-Thomas ­ Always Work to Improve Your Craft

Aundrea Cline-Thomas is an Emmy award-winning reporter for NBC10 News in Philadelphia. When Aundrea is not working, you can find her in the community, volunteering, moderating, or hosting many events for non-profit organizations. Aundrea joined NBC10 news in September of 2015. In 2017 she won a Regional Emmy award for team coverage of the Delaware Prison Standoff. The same year the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists named her Broadcast Journalist of the Year. Prior to joining...


Ep. 130: Jamē McCray ­ Combining Multiple Interests to Pursue Your Passions

Interdisciplinary ecologist Jame McCray explores the intersections between ecology, human behavior, and the performing arts. While working on her Ph.D. in ecology and conservation, she saw the need for interdisciplinary approaches when creating and implementing environmental policies. A dancer and choreographer as well, she realized the performing arts could bridge the gap between scientific facts and public consciousness. Jame is part of the interdisciplinary team assembled by Dance...


Ep. 129: Marcus Garrett ­ Debt Free or Die Trying

Marcus Garrett was born and raised in the great state of Texas. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration after surviving the mean streets of the inner suburbs. A decade of professional experience as a Certified Internal Auditor, combined with freelance writing on topics ranging from current events to love and relationships, helped Marcus develop a unique qualitative and quantitative writing style. His book and website, Debt Free or Die Trying, keep readers entertained with...


Ep. 128: Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni ­ Living Your Truth

Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni is an award-winning playwright, actor, producer, and educator. She is currently touring and performing her one-woman show, One Drop of Love. One Drop travels near and far, in the past and present to explore the intersections of race, class, and gender, in pursuit of truth, justice, and love. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon assist Fanshen in producing the show. She has been featured in the NY Times and on NPR as a spokesperson on using the arts to explore racial...


Ep. 127: Zemirah Scott - Take Back Your Life

We are kicking off Black History month 2018 with a special friend of mine, Zemirah Scott. She is a philanthropist, branding marketing analyst, personal trainer, and business owner. She has a profound way of igniting lives, and we clicked immediately the very first time I met her. She is a former Temple University and Montgomery County Community College student, and her mission is to supply resources and tools for entrepreneurs and small businesses to gain economic stability. Since 2013,...


Ep. 126: Aimee J. ­ Just Be You

Aimee J. is a software developer, podcaster, speaker, and Chief Dream Chaser on the Chasing Dreams podcast. She began podcasting in 2013 and has launched multiple podcasts including Revisiting Haven, which discusses the TV show, Haven, and took her to Nova Scotia, Canada to interview the cast and crew on location. With her latest podcast, Chasing Dreams, Aimee is working to inspire and motivate people to chase their own dreams. Aimee believes that it is important to live without regret,...


Ep. 125: Jo Whittemore - Writing What’s True To You

Jo Whittemore is the author of numerous middle-grade humor and fantasy novels. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and is part of the Texas Sweethearts & Scoundrels. She writes from her secret lair in Austin, Texas, which she shares with her husband. “I Can do it----Watch”: Why are you afraid to fail? Jo shares some lessons learned through self-teaching and pushing through early mistakes. She says that trying something you’ve never done...


Ep. 123: Natalie Jennings - Going Minimal and Experiencing New Things

Natalie Jennings just went the minimalist route, sold most of her “stuff,” and will be setting out to explore new places this fall. She is a photographer, podcaster, teacher, and the founder of A Face Project, which received a 2013 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant. Her photo work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, and Mojo. The Goal Don’t we all crave more flexibility and control over our time? For Natalie, this was always the motivator in...


Ep. 122: Squeaky Moore - Mistakes I’ve Made So You Don’t Have To

Squeaky Moore is regarded as the “pitch guru” for content creators and she freelances as a development consultant and pitching coach. Moore recently directed and produced “64,” a project on father-absent homes. “Father’s Day?” was also produced by Squeaky, and addresses the effects of absentee fathers. It recently debuted on the launch of Magic Johnson’s Aspire TV Network. “The Positive Controversy” is a show she developed, and “Face of Darkness-Journey to Healing” is documentary film that...


Ep. 121: Victoria Mininger ­ Checking In With Yourself During Your Dream Chase

Victoria Mininger is the founder of Fearless Woman Entrepreneur, through which she mentors women entrepreneurs to thrive, not just survive, in both business and life. She is also the founder and CEO of Bear Creek Enterprises, where she actively works alongside her husband, Brian, to provide employment opportunities and a positive work environment within the construction industry. From years spent building and running various businesses, to her time spent as a staff writer for a large...


Ep. 120: Kwame Christian ­ Negotiating Anything While Chasing Dreams

Kwame Christian is a business lawyer and the director of the American Negotiation Institute. In this role, he serves as a negotiation consultant for attorneys and for companies closing large business deals. He also conducts live training sessions for organizations. Kwame hosts the podcast, Negotiate Anything, where he interviews successful entrepreneurs and shares powerful persuasion techniques. With over 110,000 downloads and listeners in 140 countries, it is the top-ranked negotiation...


Ep. 119: Julie Leithoff ­ Producing Dreams for Others While Living Her Own

Julie Leithoff of JAL Consulting began her career in the Kansas City, MO area as a marketing and administrative manager. Her career culminated at Vista Productions, Inc., where she served as their VP of Business Development and Event Operations. Her talents as “the gal who brings it in on budget while paying attention to all of the details” make her one of our most sought-after show producers. Her calm demeanor under pressure combined with her creative problem-solving make her a perfect...


Ep. 118: Ruth Ullman ­ Caring for Your Elders While Chasing Dreams

Ruth Ullman is a business consultant, coach, and founder of She has been featured on Fox, CBS, NBC, and ABC News. For more than 20 years, she has helped companies, groups, and individuals achieve their business objectives. Giving up her consulting business to care for aging parents led her to create a new business, in which she helps small businesses, entrepreneurs, and consultants realign their businesses to thrive while they care for aging parents. She firmly...


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